25 April 2015

Questions from my Viewers

This message is for all the lovely people that visit my blog, who have questions concerning products I use, etc.  I cannot respond if your name is not linked to an email address and therefore have no way of reaching you. I do read all my posts and would not like to leave the impression that I have ignored you.

So please email me privately. If you click on the View My Profile line next to my pic it will take you to another screen. Find the Email link and post your question.  Jenny Fincham, I hope you see this message. Please email me.

Thank you so much for your visits. It pleases me that you have found some inspiration here. I am more than happy to share the little knowledge I have with you all.

Happy crafting!


11 April 2015

Card in a Box

Well did I have fun this afternoon.  DD asked me to make her a card for a friend who is expecting a Baby Girl.  They are having a baby shower for her at the office one of these days.

I didn't want to make a normal square card again, so I thought I would try out the "Card in a Box" which is so popular.  I haven't had the time to try it out, so thought I'd just do a little "dummy" one this afternoon.  As it turns out, the "dummy" wasn't so bad, so it'll be making it's way to the office...lol

I viewed a tutorial on the internet and started prepping...  Cut my paper to the required measurements that were given, scored and cut as instructed further. Tape on the right will stick to the other side of the cardstock when I close it, to form the box.

Then I looked around for some baby stickers and pasted them onto the black cardstock, 
as I think the black makes them "pop" !

As you can see, the box is closed and now I can start decorating the inside.

And here is the final project.  Pic taken from the front.

Here is a side view so that you can see the different layers.

Another side view.

And one from the Top.

And then finally, this is what it looks like when you lay it flat.
It fits perfectly into an envelope.

The "mother-to-be" loves Owls, hence the owl.

Thanks for popping by to see what I have created today.

As some of my regulars will know, I am a huge OUTLANDER Fan, so it was
just a matter of time before I did a project life layout of Outlander.  I still have much more to do.

I am also busy embellishing my project life cards...  So, as you can see, I am very busy.

Thanks so much for popping by. 
Happy Crafting!


29 March 2015

2 New Cards

Hi Everyone

I am back again with 2 new cards to share.  Two very plain birthday cards, which Kendall asked me to make for her.

The paper was so pretty, it didn't need anything else to stand out.
The butterflies are embossed and some are glittered.

I have had this paper for ages, so it was nice being able to use them.

And my little companion this afternoon has been my little toffee apple... Achilles.  Not that he was much help, as you can see he is snoring away.  What a wonderful life he has!

Hope you've managed to find some time to craft this weekend.  I'm off to print a few pics for my project life album.

If you're a Pinterest enthusiast, you can find me there as well.  I have a Beautiful Cards board, which I often refer to for inspiration.

Thanks ever so much to those who left a comment on my previous post. It was so nice of you to pop by.

Warm wishes, Sharon

15 March 2015

At long last, a few new Cards

Hi Everyone

I finally sat down today to make a few cards for an order and thought I would share them with you all.  What a mission it was!!  I was getting so frustrated with myself, as I haven't crafted so long, I forgot which plates to use to emboss using the Cuttlebug.  I eventually had to search Google for an answer,  Eventually things started to come back to me...lol

Well, here they are, nothing too fancy, but they really look so much prettier in real life.  I hope the person who ordered them will like them.

The garden has been keeping me away from my craftdesk and I am really enjoying it, especially as we come closer to the end of our Summer.   After the Easter weekend, we can start getting the warmer clothes ready, as it starts getting more chilly this side of the world.  

And for those who often ask how our little fur babies are doing.  As you can see for yourself, they are very well...lol

Our pretty Nikita

My beautiful boy, Achilles
(he's a Raisin rescue kitty)

Thanks to those who will be popping by to see what I have created.  If you'd like to leave a comment just to say Hi, that would be nice.

Would like to hear how many of you are still blogging regularly, as all the activity is on FB, Twitter and Instagram.  That's where you'll find me, when I have the time.

Happy crafting!

Warm wishes

06 March 2015


Hi Everyone

I am taking a break from crafting for a while, as I have other interests that are occupying my time. I do however pop around every now and again to check who has been visiting me.

I am thrilled that there are still a lot of viewers that have found something on my blog to inspire them and for this reason I have not deleted it.  Such a lot of work and effort went into setting it up and for this reason I hesitate to do so.

For those still popping by, a HUGE thank you.  I hope to return soon with some new creations.

Wishing you all loads of creativity.

Take care, Sharon

02 September 2014

Girly Notepad

Hello again

I haven't made a little Notepad in quite a while.  Thought I would share this little Girly Notepad
which I have made especially for Katherine.

She is an adorable child, just turned 5 on 1 September and is a real girly-girl.
Her mother says she loves glitter and writing, hence me deciding to make her a personalised
Notepad. I've added some glitter pens and a girl definitely needs some glitter nailpolish and lipstick too,
what do you think?

Excuse the photo-overload.

I have used one of the gorgeous Tilda's for the cover and I found a chipboard "K" to personalise it.
Added some pink rhinestones, which I hope will be blingy enough for her.

Here is a view from the side.  You can see she even has her own little pencil on top.

And finally...
A pic with the glitter pens, which I also secured with a pink ribbon.
Everything is going into a pink bag too!!!

Thanks so much for popping by to see what I have created.
I appreciate the visits and comments.

Warm wishes

24 August 2014

Some cards to share...

Hi there all

Wondering what to do with the mountain of scraps you have stashed away ?
Make some mini cards, like I did today.
Really... there is nothing to this.  the only embellishment I placed on these cards
is a single pearl

I hope my cards will inspire you to make a few of your own.

Thanks for popping by. Do leave a comment before you leave so that I know you've been visiting.

Warm wishes

21 August 2014

A Little bit of This... and That !

Hello friends

Driving to work in a hailstorm was certainly no joke this morning.  It's one thing standing on your patio watching these falling miniature golf balls pouring down from the Heavens onto your lawn, but it sure is another thing... and a scary one at that... driving in a hailstorm.  It was my first and I found it pretty scary.  Thought they were going to dent my car and at one time I even contemplated pulling over to the side of the road, the visibility was so bad.  But, a few minutes later it was all over as if nothing had happened.  Funny thing that, about hailstorms, don't you think ?  In any event, I made it to work ok.

As it was so cold, my friend and I went for lunch and a lovely Mocachino -my first!

Made these cupcake toppers for a Women's event my DD is attending on Saturday morning.
70 in total.

We were wondering how to adhere those little sucker sticks onto the circled paper and
my dear friend came up with the idea to use Washi Tape. Now why didn't I think of that ?

Merrypak had a fabulous range of Washi Tapes, so these came home with me.
I don't really use Washi Tape... this is the first time and I found it quite nifty to have.

Thanks for popping by to see what I have to share with you today.

Still cold in Cape Town... Winter is kicking her heels in, she does not want to leave without a fight!

Keep warm, hugs